Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

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My fire mouth cichlid thinks he is the boss. He was the first one in the aquarium and currently controls 3 of the 4 caves and doesn't get along with any of the other fish. Does any one know what the problem may be or why he is so aggressive? Is this normal?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

Thats normal for cichlids, not much you can do.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

yes had a FM who was a real jerk also lol

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Bambinoboy57 replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

Lol yeah I know! He probably one of the smallest in the tank too.....
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

yeah lot of bark with these guys and their gill flare is great...

but if really challenged they do not have the bite to back it up

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

saw a firemouth at6" at the LFS lip lock with a lutino oscar of the same size. the oscar lost.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

really I have read a few places that the jaw strength of FM is not that great... not comparable to any CA cichlids and most SA... and mine which was over 5 was a boss until the OB actually started to try it and really started beating up the FM...


i think that was more of a rare thing that you saw and wouldn't happen much... their mouths are not large at all Im not even sure how they lip locked with the much bigger oscar .... give the O another mth


I have also read about the large gill flaring ability being for mating and to make up for lack of jaw strength

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

Oscar was the same size.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

:laugh: thats funny. my firemouth thinks he runs the tank sometimes too.

and he is by far the smallest fish in my tank.

they are like the Chihuahua's of the fish world. lol :lol:

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Fire mouth thinks he owns tank?

Rocksor wrote: Oscar was the same size.


even at 6 inches for both an oscars mouth is much larger

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